A very shocking video has emerged on the internet showing French policemen brutally beating a woman and ma. The footage has sparked outrage all over social media websites.
In the video, reportedly from Joué-lès-Tours in central France, police attack a woman with a baton and spray tear gas in her face. The victim was defenseless and according to IBITimes.uk, it was a black woman who was violently arrested.
The Local (France) reports, quoting the local daily La Nouvelle Republique, that the two officers had stopped a man who was intoxicated and driving a car when a female passenger intervened and allegedly bit one of the two policemen. It was then when the police officers reacted.
And now, the French people are reacting, posting tweets and messages on the internet demanding proper incestigation of the event.
Les policiers de Joué-les-Tours, matraquant et gazant une femme, doivent être suspendus. Ils sont la honte de la police française.— VIOLLIER Jean-Yves (@JYViollier) August 20, 2013
(Translation: “The policemen from Joué-les-Tours, gassing and beating a woman, should be suspended. They are a disgrace to French police.”)
#bavure Les policiers sur la video frappent une femme à terre, puis la laisse au sol menottée. Honteux, choquant, révoltant!!!— Tshinkenke (@lunkanga) August 20, 2013
(Translation: “The police on the video hitting a woman on the ground, then leave the ground handcuffed. Shameful, shocking, shocking!”)
But there are also some who support the police. One example is given below:
#bavure refus d'optempérer face aux forces de l'ordre et mord un policier non mais je rêve et ça parle de honte à la police Française !— solis (@GabySolis59) August 20, 2013
(Translation: They refuse to comply with and bite the police. Then they dare to say, shame on the French police. I must be dreaming!”)
What is your take?